Management Team

Wagane DIOUF

Wagane is the Founder and CEO of Medina. He is responsible for providing leadership to the team and oversee the design and implementation of the company strategy.
Prior to founding Medina, Wagane was Head of Private Equity at Shelter Afrique. During his career, he spent a 15-year career in the Venture Capital and Private Equity Industry with a focus on the Microfinance Industry and Real Estate Industries in Africa.
He is a graduate of Paris Business School with a Bachelors degree in Computer Science and a Bachelors degree in Finance. He holds an MBA from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Joy Juwaheer
Chief Financial Officer

Joy is the Chief Financial Officer of the Group. He is responsible for the financial management, reporting, compliance and resource mobilization of the Group. He brings to Medina over 15 years of experience in Senior Financial Management.
Prior to joining Medina, Joy was the Group CFO of VISEO MADAGASCAR. Over the past decade Joy has been played a Financial Leadership roles in the Financial Sector in Africa. He has been CFO of Microcred, Senior Vice president of East Asian BanK and Brameer Bank in Mauritius.

Ismaila KANE
Chief Technology Officer

Ismail kane is the Chief Information Officer of the company. He is responsible for the design and implementation of the company’s technology strategy. He leads the Medina ecosystem and partnerships.

Ismaila has over 17 years of experience in IT/Telecom, Bank Payment Systems and technologies related to general financial services. He is leading a career as an IT consultant in Self-service technologies, digital transformation and mobile financial services. Ismaila has also taken part of several projects lead by CGAP involving regulatory frameworks, branchless banking and financial inclusion in the West Africa region.

Chief Operations Officer

Henry Oketch is the Chief Operating Officer of Medina. He is responsible for the design and implementation of Medina’s Banking operating methods and processes implementation for both Assets and Liabilities.
Henry is a senior consultant in inclusive finance and small enterprise development with 24 years’ working and regional consulting experience in Africa. He is co-founder and presently the Research & Communications Manager at the Institute of Rural Finance in Africa (IRFA) based in Nairobi, Kenya. He held several senior management positions and was most recently the Chief Technical Adviser (inclusive finance) with the United Nations Capital Development Fund. Most recently, Henry was Chief Technical Adviser (inclusive finance) with the United Nations Capital Development Fund.